2018 Toyota Avalon

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Toyota Avalon highlights

Customer rating


  • Boasts a quiet and upscale interior with spacious seating
  • Delivers thrifty performance
  • Features a huge trunk for a sedan


  • Unlike some other large sedans, it doesn't offer all-wheel drive
  • The infotainment system isn't user-friendly
  • Lacks smartphone integration features

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 30 highway, 24 combined

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Limited 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Entune
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • JBL Sound System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Remote Start

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.1"/R 39.2"

Head room

F 37.6"/R 37.9"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2018 Toyota Avalon

1. Powerful engine

The 2018 Toyota Avalon might look like a typical sedan on the outside, but under the hood, it's anything but. On the XLE base trim, the 3.5L V6 engine pumps out 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. Even with all that power, the 2018 Avalon doesn't skimp on fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.

 If you're looking for an agile, sporty experience with strong mpg figures, the Toyota Avalon won't disappoint.

2. Versatile ride

The joy of a sedan is how easy it is to maneuver. If you live in the city, you'll enjoy how smoothly the five-door Avalon can cut around a corner and squeeze into a parking spot. Or if you commute from the suburbs or are an avid road tripper, the two-wheel-drive Avalon—with its sporty engine and 17-gallon tank—will get you where you want to go.

3. Five great trims

With five trims to choose from, it's easy to find the 2018 Toyota Avalon that suits you. The XLE base trim offers all the essentials, including cruise control, power mirrors and seats, and a rear defroster. The XLE Plus trim adds a sunroof to that list, while the XLE Premium trim brings memory seats and a navigation system. Looking for even more? The Avalon Limited trim offers cooled seats, rear seat heaters, a rear sunshade, and a JBL® sound system.

4. Standard driver aids

The 2018 Toyota Avalon has robust driver-assistance features—even the XLE base trim offers a rearview camera, side and overhead airbags, lane departure warning, and more. Upgrade to the XLE Premium trim to add blind spot monitoring. These features make the Avalon not just a tool but your teammate, giving you peace of mind on the road.

5. Cozy interior

Compact doesn't have to mean squished. With more than 37 inches of headroom and 42 inches of legroom, you'll be surprised by how roomy the 2018 Toyota Avalon feels inside. Whether you're carpooling the family around town or hauling your gear for a solo road trip, the Avalon will keep you comfortable along the way.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2018 Toyota Avalon is a car that customers like for its comfort, style, and power. Customers also like the car's fuel efficiency. The Avalon has tons of features such as heated seats and steering wheel, great sound quality from Bose speakers, and more.

RepairPal gave the Toyota Avalon an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Toyota Avalon 1st out of 14 among Fullsize Cars.

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2018 Toyota Avalon trims

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  • 268-hp, 248-lb-ft of torque 3.5L
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seats
  • Rear Defroster
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